Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some Haul

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile even though it's only been a week!... hehe~ My brother FINALLY took my computer to fix the problem I had since Thanksgiving Day. It's so much faster and better... wheee~ I did learn something while not having my computer for a week, I realized I'm very dependent on my computer *sigh*. I couldn't do much in my room because whenever I was in my room, I looked at an empty space where the computer was... lol~ :X

Do you guys feel that way too? Are you dependent on your computer?


Here are some of the things I bought. I bought these at CVS during their BOGO Free sale.
I bought Rimmel lipstick in #006 Pink Blush. I've heard good stuff about these lipsticks. It's my first time buying this brand lipstick. I hope they're right... hehe~
I also bought Rimmel Stay Matte powder in #001 Transparent. I've read good reviews about this.. It doesn't hurt to try... hehe~
Here are the swatches to the Rimmel lipstick and powder. I know the powder is hard to see, but it's right on top of "blogspot"... hehe~ It's a little lighter than my hand, but it'll be great on the face. :)

Rimmel wasn't the only things I bought... hehe~ I also bought masks.
I couldn't refuse these especially the unique flavors; cherry, vitamin/orange, pearl, olive, and blackbeans. I have never heard of these from sheet masks... hehe~

These aren't the only masks I got on those days. I got more from someone.
She gave me green tea, carrot, cucumber, collagen, rose garden, and blueberry. The blueberry one sounds so yummy!... hehe~
She also gave me some of the samples she received.

That wasn't the only things I bought. Not that I needed these, but I bought more nail polishes *sigh*. :X I couldn't refuse the new OPI collection Alice in Wonderland... hehe~

Check out my nail polish collections: OPI (click here), Essie (click here), China Glaze (click here), and overall nail polishes (click here).
I got two nail polishes from the collection (Alice in Wonderland). This one is Mad as a Hatter.
The last OPI nail polish I bought was Absolutely Alice.

If that wasn't bad enough, I bought two more Essie nail polishes... hehe~ :/
This is Chinchilly.
This Essie nail polish is Mink Muffs.
I'm wearing this at the moment. The first thing that came to mind was chocolate-flavored nails and then poop... lol~ :X

I also bought a nail polish thinner for my Seche Vite top coat. This product is amazing! I wish I knew about this earlier!... lol~
That's not the only nail polishes I got. Someone tried to surprise me with a China Glaze when we went to the Sally's Beauty store... hehe~
She gave me Emerald Sparkle. I've been wanting this color since last year, but couldn't find it. I'm so glad I have this in my collection now... wheee~

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except the ones I received as a gift. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Monday, January 25, 2010

OPI Nail Polishes

This is another post that is late... lol~ :X End of last year, I bought quite a few OPI nail polishes, mini and regular size. I bought them all over the place, but mostly at Ulta.
I bought this mini-size collection in Tiny Tinsels. It comes in three glittery colors and one RapiDry Topcoat.
The first glittery color is Berried in Gifts.
The second color is Amethyst Twist.
The third is Silver Belles.


I bought another mini-size collection in Senoritas. It comes with three solid colors, no glitters or anything, and one RapiDry Topcoat.
The first color is Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees. I wore this color out and fell in love with it! If you don't like dark black nail polishes, this one is for you. It's a dark gray color but my friend thought it looked black... hehe~
The second color is No Spain No Gain.
The third color is Pink Flamenco.


They both, mini-size collection, carry RapiDry Topcoat. I will do a quick review on this topcoat since I'm using it right now... hehe~
Product Review: RapiDry Topcoat

Where can you purchase this: any stores that sell nail polishes
Price:
not too sure

Made in USA

Information on the front: Quick drying protection for your nails

My thoughts: I think I've been spoiled by Seche Vite topcoat!... lol~ This doesn't dry out that quickly as it says, as well as, I'm very impatient waiting for it to dry my nails. It takes about 5-10 minutes after you apply the topcoat for the nails to dry *sigh*. It doesn't also put the shine on my nails as Seche Vite does. :/

Pros:
* It's a brand I trust.
* It protects a bit.

Cons:
* Doesn't dry that quickly.
* Doesn't put a shine on the nails.
* Doesn't protect when it's wet.

Would I buy this again? Nope!
Rating: 1/5 Tobey's Paws


Other than the mini-size collection, I bought two full size nail polishes from OPI.
This one is called Merry Midnight. It's such a gorgeous color!!!
The last OPI I'm going to mention is called Shim-Merry Chic. Love it!!! :)
I'm wearing this at the moment (the day I wrote this post). Today, I got a compliment from a stranger about my nail color... wheee~ She wanted to know the name and brand... hehe~


With all these OPI nail polishes, I bought one Orly nail polish... lol~ It feels lonely with these OPI... hehe~
It's called Green with Envy. It'll be a great spring/summer color or at least I think so... hehe~


I'm going to end this post with an earring I bought. I haven't bought one in such a long time. I think it's cute because it's so unique!... hehe~ This student I tutor, a second grader, thought it's ugly. The worst part is she thinks it looks worst on me than by itself... eek~ :/ LOL~
What do you think?

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sephora's December Haul

This is a late post, but I believe it's better now than later... hehe~ :D During December, Sephora gave Beauty Insiders a $15 certificate. I really wanted to get the Urban Decay Book of Shadows II, but a lot of things happened. When the hardship was over, the eyeshadow palette was all sold out... lol~ I just think I wasn't meant to get that palette! :X Instead, I bought other stuff... hehe~
I got Urban Decay Get Baked palette, Smith's Rosebud Salve, and Nars eyeshadow. I also picked out three samples; Murad Pomegrante Exfoliating Mask, Dr. Brandt Lineless Lines No More (I already used this product, and I didn't see any difference), and Hanae Mori eau de toilette (I didn't pick this one out).
I've heard good stuff about Smith's Rosebud Perfume Co. salves and thought this might be a good chance to try them... hehe~ I believe but I could be wrong that this is a limited edition!!! They come in a tin with three lipbalms/salve; minted rose, strawberry, and the original rose salve. I can't say much about these since I haven't tried them out yet... lol~ :X Anything related to lipbalms, I tend to open the package when I'm about to use them. This has to get in line with the other lipbalms that I need to use... hehe~
I've been wanting this color for some time and decided it's time for me to get it... hehe~ This is Nars eyeshadow in Galapagos.
I swatched the eyeshadow, middle, and realized it looked very similar to the other colors I have. Nars Galapagos is a little bit darker but when applied on the eye, it looks the same as MAC Mulch and Urban Decay Twice Baked *sigh*. I need to stop buying similar colors!!!... eek~ :X
I did a look with the Nars eyeshadow in Galapagos. If you want detail colors, please ask. Otherwise, I'll just mention I used the Nars Galapagos on the crease and outer V.
The last thing I bought and going to go over is Urban Decay Get Baked eyeshadow palette. It comes in 4 different colors; Twice Baked, Half Baked, Flipside, and Baked.
I swatched the colors on my hand for you. It's from left to right; Twice Baked, Half Baked, Flipside, and Baked.

I did three looks with this palette only using these colors.

#1:
I used Half Baked on the inner half lid, Baked on the outer half lid, and Twice Baked on the outer V and the crease.

#2:
I used Twice Baked on the lid, Half Baked on the inner half crease, and Baked on the outer half crease.

#3:
I used Flipside on the lid, Half Baked on the inner half crease, and Twice Baked on the outer V and crease.


I'm going to end this post with my recent purchase this past weekend... wheee~
I bought this classic Mickey Mouse purse from Disneyland. :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream

I signed up for a survey long time ago, I think several months ago, and I finally tried this moisturizer in December... hehe~ I've been using it for a month and I think it's time to review the product.
Product Review: Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream

Where can you purchase this: any drugstores
Price:
not too sure

Made in USA

Directions on the back: Transform skin at night with Wrinkle Smoothing Cream by smoothing over the face and neck. As with all facial skin care products, avoid getting into your eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

My thoughts: I'm actually pretty impressed I must say! During this Winter weather, my face skin has been really dry. I originally have dry skin but I'm super dry during this season. I've been going through different moisturizers looking for something that will work on my facial skin. I've been using this nightly since middle of December, and I don't have a tightness that I do with other moisturizers. It has been hydrating to my skin, at the same time, my skin looks better than usual... lol~ :X Not that better just a little bit. It's better a little than none at all... hehe~ It doesn't get rid of wrinkles, but I do believe it's preventing them or at least I like to think so... hehe~

Pros:
* Mature looking packaging.
* It doesn't look cheap.
* Protective packaging from light waves, as well as, breakage.
* No scent.
* No SPF (I'm allergic). Plus it wouldn't have SPF since it's a nightly used moisturizer.
* Moisturizing.
* Not greasy.
* Great for winter weather.

Cons:
* Thick packaging.
* Not enough product. The net weight is 1 oz.
* Expensive for a drugstore moisturizer.

Would I buy this again? Yup.
Rating: 4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Last week, I checked out Ulta and bought some stuff.
I got two Montagne Jeunesse masks, two Freeman products, and an Essie nail polish. Do you believe I got all this less than $7 and that includes tax!?!?... wheee~ If you get the Ulta monthly advertisement/catalogue, you will see coupons for a BOGO Free on Montagne Jennesse and Freeman products. In the catalogue, there's also a $3.50 off if you buy $10 or more. That's what I did to get all these. This sale goes on for a month I believe so go check out your Ulta store... hehe~
When I saw this in the clearance bin, I had to grab it. I've been wanting this color from Essie for the longest time! It's Mint Candy Apple and I think it's perfect for the Spring/Summer weather... wheee~ :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for the Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. I got that to do a survey for. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.
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